TiVo Stream 4k is NOW AVAILABLE

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by cwoody222, May 6, 2020.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002


    I sold it before they stopped making it. So I basically covered 98% of what I paid for it, since I had purchased it on sale. There were a bunch of issues with the player initially. Too many for me to deal with. Of course they eventually ironed them out. But it took awhile. I will say this though, I never had any issues with my Sony x800 or Philips 7502 players.

    But if I had even held on to my Oppo, I most likely would have still sold it for the crazy prices they were going for. After they announced they were exiting the disc player market.
  2. vike

    vike New Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Regarding Stream4K access to DVR content:
    That's one way of putting it. Another would be that at this stage for TiVo to launch their own branded streamer complete w/baby peanut remote that CANNOT INTERFACE WITH THE DVR THEY HAVE BEEN SELLING FOR A GENERATION AND IS THEIR ONLY SOURCE OF BRAND AWARENESS just marks them as TOO STUPID TO LIVE. In this context the baby peanut is somewhere between a sad joke and a slap in the face, the TiVo logo grinning up at you taking on a decidedly sarcastic edge ("Hi, I'm a TiVo. No, you can't watch TiVo with me. Hahahahaha!").

    What on earth is so broken in their brains that this seemed even moderately reasonable? We have long had a generic TiVo app that can access DVR content from our Android PHONES, but today's TiVo can't provide an app at least as functional for THEIR OWN BRAND NEW DEDICATED DEVICE?! Other than "Yeah, they used to have smarter people, now the ones left don't have what it takes to develop working software any more," what possible excuse can be offered for this level of blundering self-parody?

    With the corporate shenanigans of the past few years, it's been hard for me to maintain much hope of "TiVo" surviving as anything but a label on a weapon in some patent troll's war chest, but the launch of the TiVo Stream 4K w/o connectivity to TiVo DVRs may have killed those hopes for good. Coming alongside the withdrawal of the FireStick app and cessation of development on the Roku and Apple TV apps, TiVo has basically reneged on the full portfolio of promises to TiVo buyers regarding their "coming soon" affordable multi-tiered whole-home TV solution. Delivering the Stream4K with a TiVo app right out of the gate would have gone a long way to restoring their credibility - now every month that goes by without that app just digs the hole deeper. Perhaps worst of all, this glaring misstep detracts from the very real promise of wrapping multiple popular streaming services with a single search engine and content browser. Instead, "TiVo launches new device that can't talk to TiVos" becomes the groaner punchline to CE's longest-running shaggy dog story.

    What a mess.
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  3. BillyClyde

    BillyClyde Active Member

    Mar 3, 2017
    “A Philips one....”. Well that answers my quality question. .

    You’re using a Harmony remote in answer to a “lazy” statement? That’s a good one too. I also have a Harmony btw, so I’m not saying you are or it’s a bad thing. It’s just funny from a first world problem perspective.

    You also mention Panasonic. So are you going to sit here and tell me you or anyone with one of those players here never, ever go into the menu system while playing a disc to tweak the HDR Optimizer setting up or down a few clicks based on the HDR brightness of the movie? This is absolutely no different, if I even have to do that, which I said I actually don’t.

    Perhaps you haven’t read about the Dolby Vision trick using the Sony players? Many agree on the virtues of converting to DV, when set right. From the looks of it, Sony didn’t half-ass anything. If it weren’t for them this trick would never have happened, although that wasn’t their intent, but it is actually amazing what they were able to do in terms of Dolby Vision if you ask me. The only thing they got wrong is not giving the choice to auto switch and I agreed with that from the very beginning. Quality is not an issue if you know what you’re doing.
  4. BillyClyde

    BillyClyde Active Member

    Mar 3, 2017
    That we can agree on, although I’m not the only one.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and don’t forget why we honor this holiday. May God Bless the veterans who gave their lives for us so we have the freedom to bicker about meaningless things like this HDR bug.
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  5. vurbano

    vurbano Member

    Apr 20, 2004


    ditto. ditto. ditto. Tivo could solve all of their problems by allowing liveTV streaming apps like hulu live TV, tivo streaming app or etc on their other equipment like the edge. All of that horsepower sitting there with networking, DVR functions and storage already there. Do they not want to piss off the cable providers? Also The 4k remote is a bad joke and so is the idea that a 50 dollar dongle is ever going to turn into a real DVR. I wonder how many streams it could serve up before it bursts into flames. LMAO. I just dont understand why there had to be a new dongle device to begin with.
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  6. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    You’re assuming in my Hulu WANTS to support another operating system and would allow local recordings?

    The former is a maybe and the latter is a hard no.

    Why does no one understand it’s not because TiVo doesn’t WANT TO, it’s because the companies who need to participate don’t care to.

    Direct your anger at Hulu, this is up to them. It’s not like TiVo would said “no”.
    Last edited: May 25, 2020
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  7. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Haven't seen the TS4K listed at Amazon or Best Buy, yet--I assume that TiVo is keeping these initial weeks to itself. I wonder if the TS4K will be selling at the "full" ~$70 price at Amazon and Best Buy, etc. once it finally gets there (I assume that it ultimately will be offered at other retail outlets), or if there will be a discounted pricing available there as well.
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  8. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Can you help this guy with his contrast settings?
    Video output has wrong colors
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  9. BillyClyde

    BillyClyde Active Member

    Mar 3, 2017
    He’s using it on an SDR TV. Completely separate issue. Nice try though.
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  10. Aug 6, 2020 #370 of 371
    Robert Simandl

    Robert Simandl Member

    Jan 16, 2004
    I just noticed TiVo has quite a sale going on the Edge right now (first time I'm aware of, usually it's just been sales on Bolts) and came here to see if that HDR bug had been fixed yet. Guess I'll pass on the Edge and just keep using the Bolt and Roamio for a while longer. Thanks for saving me some bucks.
  11. Aug 7, 2020 #371 of 371

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Streaming stick has the bug, not the Edge.
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